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Eco Driving

 

Smarter driving or eco-driving could save you £££'s  a year in petrol or diesel, and with

fuel prices rising all the time, smarter driving could save you even more in the future.

 

Adopting a smarter driving style is easy, and once you've mastered it, not only will you start to make real savings, but you'll also be doing your bit for the environment. That's because smarter driving means driving your car more efficiently. Doing this means your car will produce less carbon dioxide (CO2), the main gas contributing to climate change.

Eco Driving

 

Smarter driving or eco-driving could save you £££'s  a year in petrol or diesel, and with

fuel prices rising all the time, smarter driving could save you even more in the future.

 

Adopting a smarter driving style is easy, and once you've mastered it, not only will you start to make real savings, but you'll also be doing your bit for the environment. That's because smarter driving means driving your car more efficiently. Doing this means your car will produce less carbon dioxide (CO2), the main gas contributing to climate change.

How To Change The World...

 

Check your revs and change up before 2,500rpm (petrol) and 2,000rpm (diesel).

 

 

Anticipate road conditions and drive smoothly by avoiding sharp acceleration

and heavy braking. This saves fuel and reduces accident rates.

 

 

Use air conditioning sparingly as it significantly increases fuel consumption.

 

 

The most efficient speed depends upon the car in question but is typically

around 45 - 50mph. Faster speed will greatly increase your fuel consumption.

 

 

Drive away immediately when starting from cold. Idling to

heat the engine wastes fuel and causes rapid engine wear

 

 

Accessories such as roof racks, bike carriers, and roof boxes significantly affect your car's aerodynamics and reduce fuel efficiency, so remember to remove them when not in use.

 

 

Avoid short journeys as a cold engine uses almost twice as much fuel

and catalytic converters can take five miles to become effective.

 

 

Plan your journeys to avoid congestion, road works and getting lost.

 

 

Check your tyre pressure regularly becuse under-inflated tyres are

not only dangerous but can increase fuel consumption by up to 3%.

 

 

If you're stuck in a jam, switch the engine off if you expect to be there for more

than a minute or two. Cutting the engine will save fuel and reduce emissions.

How To Change The World...

 

Check your revs and change up before 2,500rpm (petrol) and 2,000rpm (diesel).

 

 

Anticipate road conditions and drive smoothly by avoiding sharp acceleration

and heavy braking. This saves fuel and reduces accident rates.

 

 

Use air conditioning sparingly as it significantly increases fuel consumption.

 

 

The most efficient speed depends upon the car in question but is typically

around 45 - 50mph. Faster speed will greatly increase your fuel consumption.

 

 

Drive away immediately when starting from cold. Idling to

heat the engine wastes fuel and causes rapid engine wear

 

 

Accessories such as roof racks, bike carriers, and roof boxes significantly affect your car's aerodynamics and reduce fuel efficiency, so remember to remove them when not in use.

 

 

Avoid short journeys as a cold engine uses almost twice as much fuel

and catalytic converters can take five miles to become effective.

 

 

Plan your journeys to avoid congestion, road works and getting lost.

 

 

Check your tyre pressure regularly becuse under-inflated tyres are

not only dangerous but can increase fuel consumption by up to 3%.

 

 

If you're stuck in a jam, switch the engine off if you expect to be there for more

than a minute or two. Cutting the engine will save fuel and reduce emissions.